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UGC NET Archaeology Mock Test 2022 [Free]

1. Who of the following discovered the first palaeolith at Pallavaram?

(A) Sir William Jones

(B) John Marshall

(C) Robert Bruce Foote

(D) Major Alexander Cunningham

2. The Acheulian tools were introduced by one of the following group of human beings:

(A) Homo – habilis

(B) Homo – erectus

(C) Homo – sapiens

(D) Homo sapiens sapiens

3. Which of the following tools is not associated with Palaeolithic culture?

(A) Hand – axe

(B) Chopper

(C) Cleaver

(D) Adze

4. The term ‘Palaeolithic’ was introduced by

(A) Mortimer Wheeler

(B) John Lubbock

(C) Gordon Childe

(D) Henry Delumle

5. Which of the following features is not related to Harappan civilization?

(A) Gold and silver ornaments

(B) Bullock cart

(C) Iron technology

(D) Trade

6. The site Balathal belongs to which of the following culture?

(A) Jorwe Chalcolithic

(B) Malwa Chalcolithic

(C) Kaytha Chalcolithic

(D) Ahar Chalcolithic

7. Potin coins were first issued by

(A) Vakatakas

(B) Satavahanas

(C) Guptas

(D) Rashtrakutas

8. Who issued the ship marked coins?

(A) Samudragupta

(B) Yazna Satakarni

(C) Pulkeshin – II

(D) Govinda – III

9. Who has singled out the Lydians as the inventor of coins?

(A) Herodotus

(B) Pythagoras

(C) Macdonald

(D) G. Rawlinson

10. Who deciphered the Brahmi script?

(A) John Marshall

(B) J.F. Fleet

(C) Alexander Cunningham

(D) James Princep

11. In which of the following inscriptions we find a provision of corn by the State to people in days of famine?

(A) Damodarpur

(B) Paharpur

(C) Sohagaura

(D) Ghugrahate

12. Who is the only known scribe from Ashokan epigraphs?

(A) Harisena

(B) Chapada

(C) Ravikirti

(D) Kupana Chama

13. Which edict of Ashoka refers to his Queen Charuvaki (Kavuvaki) and son Tivara?

(A) Rock edict – VII

(B) Rock edict – XIII

(C) Minor pillar edict – III

(D) Pillar edict – III

14. Sudarsana lake was again repaired by

(A) Buddhagupta

(B) Kumaragupta

(C) Ramgupta

(D) Skandagupta

15. Who was the chief patron of the Great Chaitya hall at Karle?

(A) Pulkeshin

(B) Nahapana

(C) Bhutapala

(D) Satakarni

16. The first anthropomorphic representation of Lord Buddha is found in

(A) Mathura and Gandhara

(B) Sarnatha

(C) Nagarjuna Konda

(D) Bodh-Gaya

17. The famous descent of the Ganga scene is depicted at

(A) Konark

(B) Khajuraho

(C) Mamallapuram

(D) Pattadakal

18. Who was the first Director General of Archaeological Survey of India?

(A) A. Cunningham

(B) James Princep

(C) John Marshall

(D) R.E.M. Wheeler

19. Photogrammetry is

(A) A technique of transforming aerial photography into a scaled plan.

(B) A technique taking photographs of huge monuments.

(C) A technique of taking photographs of minute things into a wider form.

(D) None of the above

20. Menhir is associated with

(A) Palaeolithic culture

(B) Neolithic culture

(C) Chalolithic culture

(D) Megalithic culture

21. Hoysaleshwara temple is situated at

(A) Sravanabelagola

(B) Hampi

(C) Badami

(D) Halebidu

22. In which of the following cultures lower legs of the dead persons were chopped off before burial?

(A) Harappan Culture

(B) Painted Grey Ware Culture

(C) Neolithic Culture

(D) Jorwe Culture

23. In which of the following periods retouched blade was introduced?

(A) Lower Palaeolithic

(B) Middle Palaeolithic

(C) Upper Palaeolithic

(D) Mesolithic

24. Which of the following sites has produced three tier town system?

(A) Rakhigarhi

(B) Harappa

(C) Dholavira

(D) Sanauli

25. The Kailasanath temple is located at

(A) Badami

(B) Alampur

(C) Kanchipuram

(D) Sravanabelagola

26. Which Indo-Greek king is referred in the Besnagar Pillar Inscription?

(A) Alexander

(B) Antialkidas

(C) Demetrius

(D) Menander

27. The name ‘Mahakshatrapa Kharapallan’ finds mention in which of the following inscriptions?

(A) Junagadh inscription of Rudradaman I

(B) Sarnath Buddhist image inscription of Kanishka

(C) Aphsad inscription of Adityasena

(D) Nasik inscription of Balasri

28. Who of the following Governor Generals of India came as a great boon to Indian Archaeology?

(A) Lord Curzon

(B) Lord Cornwallis

(C) Lord Rippon

(D) Lord Lytton

29. Who introduced the principle of stratigraphy in Indian Archaeology?

(A) A. Cunningham

(B) John Marshall

(C) H.D. Sankalia

(D) R.E.M. Wheeler

30. Coins with legends and portraits were introduced in India by

(A) Mauryas

(B) Indo-Greeks

(C) Sungas

(D) Kushanas

31. Arrange the following sites in chronological order:

(i) Mehargarh

(ii) Narhan

(iii) Ahichchhatra

(iv) Shravasti


(A) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)

(B) (ii) (iii) (iv) (i)

(C) (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)

(D) (iii) (iv) (ii) (i)

32. Arrange the following dynasties in chronological order:

(i) Kanva

(ii) Kadamba

(iii) Satavahana

(iv) Ganga


(A) (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)

(B) (i) (ii) (iv) (iii)

(C) (iii) (i) (ii) (iv)

(D) (i) (iv) (iii) (ii)

33. Which one of the following sites have Neolithic deposits?

(a) Bagor

(b) Kanishpur

(c) Jhusi

(d) Narhan


(A) (a) and (b)

(B) (b) and (c)

(C) (c) and (d)

(D) (a) and (d)

34. The excavated Toba volcanic ash sites in the Son vale are

(i) Khuteli

(ii) Bamburi

(iii) Ghoghara

(iv) Dhaba


(A) (i) and (ii)

(B) (ii) and (iii)

(C) (iii) and (iv)

(D) (i) and (iii)

35. Assertion (A): Most popular tools of the Middle Palaeolithic culture are scrapers.

Reason (R): The Middle Palaeolithic man was working only on wood.


(A) (A) is correct and (R) is wrong and (R) is not correct explanation of (A).

(B) Both (A) and (R) are correct.

(C) Both (A) and (R) are incorrect.

(D) (A) is incorrect and (R) is correct.

36. Assertion (A): The Neolithic culture of Kashmir was an isolated phenomenon.

Reason (R): It did not evolve in Kashmir.


(A) (A) is false, but (R) is correct.

(B) (A) is correct, but (R) is false.

(C) Both (A) and (R) are false.

(D) Both (A) and (R) are correct.

37. Assertion (A): The image of the Buddha in the human form was introduced during the

Mahayana Sect.

Reason (R): Because we find such Buddha images in the Mathura art during the Kushana period.


(A) Both (A) and (R) are false.

(B) (A) is correct, but (R) is false.

(C) Both (A) and (R) are correct.

(D) (A) is partly correct, but (R) is false.

38. Assertion (A): Pashupati Shiva worship was popular during the Indus Valley Civilization.

Reason (R): As he was shown in Yogic posture surrounded by animals.


(A) Both (A) and (R) are false.

(B) (A) is correct, but (R) is false.

(C) (A) is partly correct, but (R) is false.

(D) Both (A) and (R) are correct.

39. Assertion (A): The Gupta period is known as the Golden age.

Reason (R): It was due to the discovery of gold mines in the Gupta empire.


(A) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

(B) (A) is true, but (R) is false.

(C) Both (A) and (R) are false.

(D) Both (A) and (R) are true.

40. Assertion (A): The Mauryan Empire did not survive for long after the death of Ashoka.

Reason (R): It was due to the invasion of Satavahanas.


(A) Both (A) and (R) are true.

(B) Both (A) and (R) are false.

(C) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

(D) (A) is true, but (R) is false.

41. Match the following List – I with List – II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

List – I                                                                                    List – II

(a) Laboratory of Indian Architecture                                                (i) Lothal

(b) Vakataka Paintings                                                            (ii) Brahmagiri

(c) Megalithic Excavation                                                       (iii) Ajanta

(d) Harappan Port town                                                          (iv) Pattadakal


       (a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) (i) (iii) (iv) (ii)

(B) (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)

(C) (iii) (ii) (i) (iv)

(D) (ii) (iv) (iii) (i)

42. Match the Sites of List – I with the Rivers of List – II and select the correct code given below :

List – I                                                                                    List – II

(a) Harappa                                                                             (i) Ganga

(b) Sanauli                                                                               (ii) Ravi

(c) Kunal                                                                                 (iii) Yamuna

(d) Hastinapur                                                                         (iv) Ghaggar


        (a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) (ii) (iii) (iv) (i)

(B) (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)

(C) (iii) (ii) (i) (iv)

(D) (iv) (i) (ii) (iii)

43. Match the following List – I with List – II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists:

List – I                                                                                                List – II

(a) Kalibangan                                                                                     (i) Dancing girl

(b) MohenJodaro                                                                                 (ii) Ploughed field

(c) Banawali                                                                                        (iii) Terracotta plough

(d) Harappa                                                                                         (iv) Granary


       (a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) (ii) (i) (iii) (iv)

(B) (iii) (iv) (i) (ii)

(C) (i) (ii) (iv) (iii)

(D) (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)

44. Match the items of List – I with List – II:

List – I                                                                                                List – II

(a) Bamiyan                                                                                         (i) Karnataka

(b) Pottadaka                                                                                     (ii) Afghanistan

(c) Arikamedu                                                                                     (iii) West Bengal

(d) Pandurazardhibi                                                                            (iv) Pondichery


       (a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)

(B) (iii) (ii) (i) (iv)

(C) (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)

(D) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)

45. Match the Books given in List – I with Authors given in List – II:

List – I                                                                                    List – II

(a) A Source Book of Indian Archaeology                             (i) Allchin F.R. and Chakrabarty D.K.

(b) The Indus Civilization                                                       (ii) Wheeler R.E.M.

(c) Frontiers of the Indus Civilization                                                (iii) Sankalia H. D.

(d) Pre history and Proto history of India and Pakistan         (iv) Lal B.B. and Gupta S.P.


       (a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)

(B) (ii) (iii) (iv) (i)

(C) (i) (ii) (iv) (iii)

(D) (ii) (iii) (i) (iv)

46. Match the Sites of List – I with the Rivers of List – II:

List – I                                                                                    List – II

(a) Arikamedu                                                                        (i) Krishna

(b) Sringverpura                                                                      (ii) Yamuna

(c) Mathura                                                                             (iii) Ariyankuppam

(d) Nagarjunikonda                                                                 (iv) Ganga


        (a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) (iv) (iii) (i) (ii)

(B) (iii) (iv) (ii) (i)

(C) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)

(D) (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)

47. Match the Sites of List – I with Excavators of List – II:

List – I                                                                        List – II

(a) Durkadi                                                                  (i) K. Paddayya

(b) Budihal                                                                  (ii) J. Armand

(c) Anangwadi                                                            (iii) R.W. Dennel and H.M. Rendell

(d) Riwat                                                                     (iv) R.S. Pappu


       (a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)

(B) (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)

(C) (ii) (i) (iv) (iii)

(D) (iii) (iv) (ii) (i)

48. Match the Sites of List – I with the Excavators of List – II

List – I                                                                        List – II

(a) Brahmgiri                                                               (i) B. Subbarao

(b) Maski                                                                     (ii) F.R. Allchin

(c) Piklihal                                                                   (iii) B.K. Thapar

(d) Sangankallu                                                           (iv) Mortimer Wheeler


        (a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) (iii) (iv) (i) (ii)

(B) (iv) (iii) (ii) (i)

(C) (ii) (iii) (i) (iv)

(D) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)

49. Match the items of List – I with those of List – II:

List – I                                                                        List – II

(a) Uttarmerur Inscription                                           (i) Mihirbhoja

(b) Gwalior Inscription                                               (ii) Govind IV

(c) Sangli Copper Plate                                               (iii) Pulakesin I

(d) Badami Inscription                                                (iv) Parantaka I


       (a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) (i) (ii) (iii) (iv)

(B) (iii) (i) (iv) (ii)

(C) (iv) (i) (ii) (iii)

(D) (i) (iii) (ii) (iv)

50. Match the Sites of List – I with the items of List – II and select the correct code given below:

List – I                                                                                    List – II

(a) Shortughai                                                                                     (i) Iron plough share

(b) Kalibanga                                                                          (ii) Terracotta plough

(c) Banawali                                                                            (iii) Lapislazuli

(d) Jakhera                                                                              (iv) Ploughed field


        (a) (b) (c) (d)

(A) (iv) (ii) (i) (iii)

(B) (i) (iii) (iv) (ii)

(C) (ii) (iv) (iii) (i)

(D) (iii) (iv) (ii) (i)

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